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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Really great food and the boutique hotel is so nice. The owners and staff are very friendly

Thank 538kristinb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The special was blackened Grouper with serrano chili sauce. OMG! It was the best fish ever. I will drive hours out of my way to dine here again. Our waiter, Dallas, was also quite charming.

1  Thank Jane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed three days at the Inn on Pamlico Bay which offers breakfast and dinner at the attached Cafe Pamlico. We had planned to eat one dinner there and then explore other options. The Cafe has a beautiful setting, overlooking Pamlico Bay. It is...More

Thank P7455EPthomasw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice spot to have dinner! We started off with the cajun clams for an appetizer, they were good, but the andouille sausage over powered the flavor of the clams. I had the pan seared tuna, which was excellent, would definitely recommend. My husband had...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here to Hatteras for over 25years and since finding Cafe Pamlico we make it a point to have a lovely dinner here on every visit. The food is always fresh and prepared with care and the wait staff has always been...More

Thank Janice T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and his fiancé got married here. Very beautiful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. A bit pricey but if you want a night or day out and money is no object.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had our wedding at the inn. We had a small party of 10 and everyone’s food was great. We also stayed at the inn which included breakfast, it was the best French toast I have ever had. The food was so good that even...More

Thank Spasko3
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a complimentary breakfast every morning when we stayed at the Pamlico Inn and although I normally never go to complimentary breakfasts, theirs was awesome! Great food, awesome menu. I would absolutely go back!

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Whenever I get the chance to unwind cafe pamlico is first pick. Living on this beautiful island is 2nd to none unique small town atmosphere is comparable to the inn. The owner gives back to the community in more ways than one. We hit it...More

Thank jarvislwilliams3
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 8:00pm exactly. The sign said 9pm and walkin welcomed. We arrived to a half empty restaurant and were immediately greeted by a very rude lecture about not serving people without a reservation and that they are always too busy for walkin customers...More

Thank garborfarm2
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

As readers who follow our organization frequently comment, when we are in the wrong, we so state and immediately make recompense. This is not one of those cases. The number of vitriolic and erroneous statements by this reviewer are impressive. It is worth noting that...More

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Questions & Answers
Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
27 November 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
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Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
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